Historical Dictionary Of The French Revolution by Paul R. HansonHistorical Dictionary Of The French Revolution by Paul R. Hanson

Historical Dictionary Of The French Revolution

byPaul R. Hanson

Hardcover | July 27, 2004

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The French Revolution remains the most examined event, or period, in world history. Most historians would argue that it was the first "modern" revolution, an event so momentous that it changed the very meaning of the word revolution to its modern sense of connoting a political and or social upheaval that marks a decisive break with the past, one that moves a society in a forward or progressive direction. No revolution has occurred since 1789 without making reference to this first revolution, and most have been measured against it. When revolution shook the foundations of the Old Regime in France, shock waves reverberated throughout the western world. Historical Dictionary of the French Revolution examines the causes and origins, the roles of significant-and often colorful-persons, crucial events and turning points, significant institutions and organizations, and the economic, social, and intellectual factors involved in the revolution. An introductory essay, chronology, and comprehensive bibliography complement the more than 400 dictionary entries, making this a great resource for students and history enthusiasts alike.
Paul R. Hanson is Professor of History at Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana. He has written extensively on the history of the French Revolution and is author ofThe Jacobin Republic under Fire: The Federalist Revolt in the French Revolution.
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Title:Historical Dictionary Of The French RevolutionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:424 pages, 8.72 × 6.6 × 1.11 inPublished:July 27, 2004Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810850524

ISBN - 13:9780810850521

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Table of Contents

1 Editor's Foreword 2 Acknowledgments 3 Chronology 4 Introduction 5 The Dictionary 6 Bibliography 7 About the Author

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This very useful volume is accessible to anglophone undergraduates with little background on the sublect, but also has much to offer the more advanced reader.